Steve is a founding partner of Valeocon. He helps leaders articulate a compelling vision for their organizations and develop practical strategies for realizing that vision. He coaches them in mobilizing the talent in their companies to be simultaneously more productive and innovative.
Steve himself is cross-cultural. He lived and worked in North Africa, France, England and Germany. His wife (who is German) imported him to Germany in 1993 where they made their home and raised two daughters. He resides in Bremen and works from the Hamburg office when he is not traveling the globe for clients.
Thomas is a founding partner and responsible for the Americas region. As a recognized expert on how to use Operational Excellence and Innovation to drive business results, he works primarily with leading pharmaceutical and service companies.
Thomas loves to eat, travel, and listen to good music. He is also an accomplished sous-chef and amateur scuba diver.
Arne is leading our Pharma Practice Area. As a trained industrial psychologist and specialist in operations improvement, Arne believes that changing how work gets done and learning to behave in new ways are two sides of the same coin.
Arne never travels without his running gear and loves to be around great people, good music and chocolate – ideally all of the above at the same time.
Arne is a German national based out of our New Jersey office.
Roberto leverages his many years of experience in pharma, financial services and other regulated and non-regulated businesses. He works with organizations to define and execute their business strategies by helping them visualize the big picture and translate it into action. He supports organizations to improve and innovate their processes and business model, understanding and harmonizing business and customer needs.
Roberto is the perfect guide to any archipelago in Europe or the Caribbean Islands, where he spends most of his vacations sailing.
Marjorie focuses on helping organizations achieve their business objectives through talent practices, including: employee engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, leadership development and Emotional Intelligence. She leverages organizational development and change management to help clients successfully navigate rapid transformation demanded in today’s challenging marketplaces and workplaces. Leveraging a broad skill set, she helps clients build internal capabilities for lasting improvement.
Marjorie is a native New Yorker who loves dance, theatre, literature and lives right outside NYC, where she enjoys walking along the Hudson River and volunteering in local organizations.
Emmanuel is an entrepreneur with a demonstrated ability to help realize the global potential of ventures involving complex business and technical challenges. He brings to his clients a rich background and multifaceted perspective having worked in regulatory authorities as well as industry from Health Sciences to Energy to Transportation.
Emmanuel is true to his native French culture. He is passionate about preserving culinary heritage by enjoying and promoting the best food and wine.
He divides his time between the Valeocon office in Paris, Lyon where he lives with his family, and wherever in the world his clients need him!
Katarina leads the firm’s Lean Practice across industries, including pharmaceuticals and medical products. From the shop floor to the Board room, she engages and mobilizes the client’s own resources to work more efficiently and flexibly. She is a passionate role model of roll-up-your-sleeves Lean Leadership.
Kata loves fresh air and spends any minute possible outdoors. To relax she makes from wood everything needed at home and in the garden from furniture to bike sheds.
Andreas is a founding partner of Valeocon and is an expert in Process Improvement and Change Management in R&D and Operations in Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices companies. He consults to organizations in improving their business processes, organization and product quality.
Andreas cannot go a day without some exercise as he typically trains for competitions such as Ironman triathlons.
Andreas lives with his family in North and South Germany.
Friedemann’s passion is helping organizations achieve outstanding results through the engagement, ideas and commitment of everyone involved. He supports leadership teams in articulating their vision of what is possible, translating strategic goals into reality. Friedemann is the firm’s thought leader on applying Lean to transactional processes across sectors from Life Sciences to Financial Services.
In his free time, he plays the cello. He has the most unique hobby of anyone in the firm: collecting old forgotten varieties of apple trees.
Friedemann lives with his family in Warsaw, Poland.
An engineer by training, Andrew brings the core skills of engineers – understanding how things work, and how to make things work – to a wide range of business problems. Whether these lie in R&D, Corporate Functions or Operations, Andrew’s experience of business change, organization design or in delivering projects and programs helps solve our clients problems.
Whenever possible, Andrew relaxes by walking in the hills and mountains, and is equally at home in the Scottish Monroes, the Lakes, the Alps and the Apennines.
As suits his surname, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edoardo is a founding partner of Valeocon. He built the foundation of the firm’s innovation practice, is a thought leader on Market Access and R&D Excellence, all of which are drivers of profitable growth for clients.
Edoardo is a master of helping clients realize their power having facilitated innovation sessions with up to 200 participants from all over the world.
He lives with his family in London. The city is perfect for his interests: meeting different people, good sports and great food.
Nobu is experienced in the field of change management from theory to hands-on experience. He has led many efforts from creating a shared vision of an organization’s potential and preparing transformation roadmaps to accompanying key leaders along the way.
Nobu loves travelling around the world. Although he is not a born photographer, he has many great pictures of the amazing places he has experienced!
Tokyo is Nobu’s hometown, but he is frequently found in Singapore, and other major cities in Asia-Pacific.
Eva leverages her long background in marketing and commercial executive positions in pharma, medical device and diagnostic companies. She has experience in successfully leading global commercial organizations and channel partners and managing in complex matrix organizations. Eva supports clients to create sustainable growth through development of strategic capabilities, organizational alignment and roadmaps for implementation of innovative and customer-oriented commercial, marketing and go-to-market strategies.
Eva is a native Swede who is passionate about downhill skiing, good food and traveling. She speaks Swedish, English and some French.